COVID-19 UPDATE 16 March 2020

March 16, 2020 at 3:41 PM

COVID-19 UPDATE 16 March 2020

The Doncaster Hockey Club Executive continues to monitor the developments and Government advice on the COVID -19 virus.  The following announcements are the updated measures that we request Members follow until further notice.

As of Monday 16th March 2020:

  • Activities have been scaled back to hockey and admin only.
    * Training and practice games may continue - Each player/family may make up their own mind as to their participation. These activities are not compulsory and there are no consequences to missing either
  • Social activities are not to be scheduled
  • The canteen will not be opened
  • The BBQ cannot not be used
  • The meeting room is not to be used
  • Proshop will not be opened. If essential items are required it can be by appointment only
  • Gatherings inside the club and on the veranda are not to occur
  • The toilets only will remain in use. Washing of hands thoroughly or use of hand sanitiser provided is essential
  • Social distancing and personal hygiene are an essential contribution from all members and families
  • If you have cold or flu symptoms please self-isolate
  • We will be asking that only those directly involved with the team and the games attend the club. (players, coaches, assistant coaches, managers and officials)
  • Parents with younger children not training must keep with them and observe social distancing when at the club.
  • No shaking hands, “stick slaps” are the only form of respect pre and post games
  • Use of clubrooms for meetings is only permitted if necessary. Approval must be sought from Operations Manager and social distancing must be adhered to.

The Clubs season launch planned for March 27th has been CANCELLED. We will discuss other event options for later dates in due course.

We will continue to monitor the guidelines and inform members as they unfold and as Hockey Australia and Hockey Victoria make announcements that remove all doubts about the season’s direction.

We wish all members, friends and families of the Doncaster Hockey Club the very best during this extraordinary situation and look forward to renewing the vibrant club atmosphere as soon as we possibly can.

On Friday 13 March, we published a set of excellent preventative measures to avoid the virus.  We encourage you to refresh your memory of these measures, click here to read that article.